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any more. john mccain and lindsey graham because every damn sunday, you turn on the sunday shows. who has their ugly mugs on t.v.? john mccain and lindsey graham on every one of the freakin shows. sometimes more than one. but if they are not on fox, they are on abc. if they are not on ab. c, they are on the "meet the press." if they are not on "meet the press" they are on quite state of the union." they are always dumping on everything obama is doing over and over and over. there are 100 senators. right? alt every sunday do we have to here that idiot lindsey graham from south carolina who has become the biggest scourge of the republican party, the u.s. senate and john mccain who ish something maybe to say 20 years ago but he doesn't have today. it's the same ol' gabble. there they were again yesterday, trotting them out, lindsey graham was on face the nation, and john mccain on fox news sunday. so lindsey graham still doesn't know enough about benghazi and he is not going to let chuck hagel go forward unless we find out some more. >> i don't think
to lindsey graham, and what should it be? >> is there much to give i should add? >> well, it wib timeline or something of presidential involvement, which is beyond the scope of what would normally be the confirmation process. the other issue that was raised by ted cruz and some of the other hagel critics was what money he may have made in private speeches and the suggestion that cruz made publicly that he may have taken money from rogue regimes which there doesn't seem to be any foundation for that. that's what inspired john mccain, kelly, who is a critic of hagel's to come back to his defense against this freshman senator from texas who is raising the suggestion that he had taken money even from pyongyang or from iran. >> well, what's interesting about mccain's position here is that he has said very clearly that he does not believe that chuck hagel was the right choice in this instance. he believes his performance at his hearing was poor. he took real issue with his fellow republican ted cruz of texas and said that chuck hagel is an honorable man and wanted to defend him in this process.
four americans were killed. this letter was sent to lindsey graham and kelly ayotte, who they spoke with libyan government officials in the attack. white house official wrote, "secretary clinton called libyan president el-megarif on behalf of the president on the evening of september 11, 2012, to coordinate support to protect americans in libya and access to libyan territory." that angered graham. >> the president of the united states did not make any phone calls to any government official. and libya, the entire period of the attack. he called government officials on september 12, after everybody was dead. >> we would not have gotten answers but for pushing for this. frankly, the more answers we have gotten i think we have shown here that this was a national security failure. >> late today, president obama said chuck hagel is imminently qualified to be secretary of defense. the president says he deserves a vote and predicted eventually he will get confirmed. >> bret: mikes, thanks. we just got word from the pentagon that panetta is heading to california tonight, to monterrey. the ri
't love it enough. hagel is drinking the water and the guy being mocked is lindsey graham. >> you said, i quote the united states will always have an extremely close relationship with the state of israel. that's not to say that in every single instance, our interests and those of israel will be identical. now, i look you senator. i do. your a good man but when i read that statement i thought to myself, is this a typo? are my eyes deceiving me? does he really think that our interests and those of israel could ever be different? cenk: all right these guys are hilarious. all right we're going to bring in somebody who was there reporter for tribune l.a. times washington bureau reporter, michael memole. why do the republicans claim this is not a fill buster. >> they were at pains today to say that they're being the reasonable ones, that this is not a fill buster. if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a filibuster. as they said, this is only the third time a cabinet nominee has ever been filibustered, but first time that faced a vote and failed. this is the first time after the so-c
if chantix is right for you. >> john: so why is senator lindsey graham such a big part of my life? this guy is on my tv every sunday, including this weekend when the south carolina republican and tennessee williams protagonist told "face of a nation" he has questions about the attack on our embassy embassy in bengahzi. and he doesn't get answers he may hold up the confirmation of john brennan as head of the c.i.a. and chuck hagel as secretary of defense how does graham justify all that? this week's republican exercise on false equivalence. >> i'm going to ask my colleagues just like they did with john bolton joe biden said no confirmation without information. no confirmation back in information. >> john: that's right. back in 2005 then-senator joe biden tried to hold up john bolton's nomination to get information related to john bolton. graham is holding up hagel and brennan to asking is neither hagel nor brennan did. here to help sort this out is tonight's panel. eric boehlert senior fellow with media matters for america. and l. joy williams morning host for "this week in blackne
. >> joy, i don't know if you know much about south carolina republican lindsey graham but he'll also be making an appearance and he definitely shares some of mr. lapierre's inclinations. take a listen to this. >> in 1992 you had the riots in los angeles. i think it was the king event, but you could find yourself in this country in a lawless environment through a natural disaster or a riot, and the story was about a place called korea town. there are marauding gangs going throughout the area looting and robbing and raping. >> i'm sorry to be corrective, but korea town, we have checked with scholars of the 1992 riots in lasmth and the evidence for marauding gangs of rapists is pretty thin. who is lindsey graham describing here? >> exactly. there's an old and ugly tradition in this country of vilifying and creating these nightmare scenarios of roving basically black young men and brown young men as this violent, crazy criminal element and you have to arm yourself because gangs of them -- >> people like your husband, like your children. >> exactly. >> people like my children. >> exactly.
in november 14, 2011, letter to senator john mccain and lindsey graham. leon panetta warned about the "devastating impact" of the sequester. few in the pentagon thought congress and the white house would take the nation to brink. >> bret: jepper if griffin at pentagon. thank you. u.s. factory production dropped in january after twoson months of gains. stocks finished the week flat. dow was up 8. s&p lost 1-1/2. the answer to the question what happened the night terrorist hit the u.s. facilefy in benghazi, libya, might be what day is it? almost every day brings another detail or revision or contradiction of what we heard earlier. tonight, chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge tells us what we know and what we don't. >> according to a leading republican who said he spoke with clapper, the top intelligence officer. >> i was told by clap they're the president was informed of the attack. >> as if the president wanted anything done, neither clapper office or the security council spokesman addressed the question. >> this is the most transparent administration in history. c
, and said how's it going? >> republican senator lindsey graham is with us is this morning and he is prepared to take gnaw steps unless he gets some answers. controversyover the president's nominees to run the pentagon and the c.i.a. new reportes of computer hacking, and the threat of cyber attacks. we'll also hear from mike rogers. senator jack reed of the armed services committee. former democratic congresswoman jane harman, now with the woodrow wilson center. james lewis of the center for strategic and international studies. and our own justice department correspondent bob orr. for analysis weal talk with kevin merida, managing editor of the "washington post." and david leonhardt, washington bob orro cheat "new york times." it's cold outside but getting warmer inside because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. well, the blizzard 2013 may have set records in some areas for snowfall. five states received over two and a half feet of snow. 40 million people in the region
speaker of the house newt gingrich is here with reaction to the testimony and senator lindsey graham how it went down at the heated benghazi hearing earlier today. >> with all due respect, i don't-- >> and that's a credible statement if he called and asked you are we helping these people. [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] i took something for my sinus, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ] ♪ oh, what a relief it is! [ angry gibberish ] officewith an online package new colincluding: domain name,y! website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! [ whispering ] that's crazy, the cookie's the best part. crème. cookie. crème. cookie. [ whispering ] crème. [ whispering ] cookie. [ whispering ] crème. [ whispering ] cookie. [ whispering ] crème. [ whispering ] cookie. crème! [ fire alarm ring
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lindsey graham said al qaeda would love the defense cuts in the sequester to take effect. >> our enemies would love this to happen. i'm sure iran is very supportive of sequestration. i'm sure al qaeda training camps all over the world would be pleased with the fact that sequestration would gut the cia. >> republican armed services ranking member jim inhoff agrees it would be dire but not as dire as breaking the pledge to grover norquist. >> it's in the desperate enough that you can start raising taxes. >> obstacle to the republican republicans -- same as it ever was, their absolute refusal to agreeing to even a dollar of new tax revenue. they believe they can shift the blame this time to president obama. today, speaker boehner's office was sending around "call obama sequester's bluff." republicans should continue to refuse to make any concessions or compromise with the white house, he says, even write iing script for them. we are quite prepared to cut elsewhere but we already raised taxes last month. if the presses wants to avoid the sequester as we do, he must offer a substitute set of
for cloture and move on to his nomination. >> that's right. senators john mccain and lindsey graham will vote to end debate on the confirmation of chuck hagel, eventually, but today, they just didn't feel like it. they towed the party line and voted to block hagel's nomination. the procedural vote failed 40-58 with one senator voting present and one senator not voting. 54 democrats voted in favor as did four republicans. no cabinet member nominated for a national security post has ever been filibustered. only two cabinet secretary nominees in history have been filibustered. both eventually cleared their cloture votes 85-8. and both were eventually easily confirmed. today, senate majority leader harry reid knew he did not have the votes to clear the republican procedural hurdle, but scheduled a vote anyway to demonstrate this. >> republicans have made an unfortunate choice to ratchet up the level of destruction here in washington. there's nothing going to change in the next ten days about the qualifications of chuck hagel. i guess to be able to run for the senate as a republican in most places
to oppose his nominees for top cabinet slots at the pentagon and cia. republican senator lindsey graham threatened to hold up those picks until the white house delivers more information about the attacks in benghazi. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting, did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone in the libyan government to help these folks? what did the president do? yes, i'm going to ask my colleagues just like they did with john bolton, joe biden said, no confirmation without information. no confirmation without information. >> you are saying that you are going to block the nominations -- you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer? >> yes. >> now, john mccain has already think that he doesn't think republicans ought to filibuster this. what will you do? you're just going to put a hold on it? >> yeah, i'm not filibustering. this is a national security failure of monumental proportions, and i'm not going to st
of the senate armed services committee, republican lindsey graham in miami this morning where the weather is a little better, and democrat jack reed is here with us in the studio, far away from the snow this morning in his home state of rhode island. how is jur state doing, senator? >> we took a very major blow but the state's responding very well. we have about 70,000 people still without power. that's key issue because power and boilers operate together typically. the governor our. adjunct general, our state police commander did a superb job of preparing, and the utilities are doing all they can to get the power back on. i'm headed up there immediately after this show. >> schieffer: all right, senator graham, i want to talk to you about indoor t t activities because it's gotten warmer here on capitol hill last week during all those confirmation hearings. it was pretty obvious during those hearings senator that you are still not satisfied with the administration's version of what happened on that night when four americans died in benghazi. you brought it up during the hearings that the p
and i are getting really tired of seeing john mccain and lindsey graham every single sunday on every single show! >> stephanie: the senator of the green room. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] i was just going to get to that. lindsey graham will permanently -- on the couch or in a green aren't. he threatened to block votes on nominees for c.i.a. director and defense secretary until the administration gives more information about benghazi. well i declare -- i'll be sipping my mint julep. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the c.i.a. directorship. hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> stephanie: then he. >> announcer: ed away. >> was he one of the guys who gave -- there are some senators that those shows could book that were against the benghazi hearings period. how about getting the other side instead of these two. >> stephanie: exactly. >> world's angriest two leprechauns. >> one of them is a little more tastefully to the point. >> i'm not insinuating anything. >> stephanie: the conventional wisdom drives
? lindsey graham. famous trying to humiliate democrats, trying to do the same thing now. stephanie: give him the vapors. >> lindsey graham is my favorite tennessee protagonist. stephanie: and here he is, doing his catherine help burn impression. >> this is showing a chip on one shoulder about israel, an unhealthy statement to say the least and i think patently false but unnerving to a guy like me. >> all right thanks. stephanie: pardon me? >> summer's eve could sell lindsey graham, he's like brick in cat on a hot tin roof. >> that's not the character i was thinking of. stephanie: the thing we're all wondering, what is jay think? >> people are trying to say that and blame me as being the bad guy causing a filibuster. that's not the case at all. stephanie: just when you think he reached the last level level douche baggery. he was saying there's nothing icky in their entire family tree like divorce or homosexuality. >> that just dares you to run to ancestry.com. stephanie: or go to break up one of their marriages. you got a divorce. oscar lance from fire island, wait a minute. that's one inho o
-marie. senator lindsey graham has been one of the biggest critics of the white house's response to the attacks in benghazi. now he's threatening to use his senatorial privilege to try to block the nominations of chuck hagel for defense secretary and also john brennan for head of the cia in order to get the white house to give answers. >> you're about to make some news here, i think. you are saying that you are going to block the nominations. you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer to this. >> yes. >> reporter: on cbs's "face the nation" sunday, senator lindsey graham acknowledged he would use a rule that allows a senator to put a hold on presidential nominees. he hopes by delaying the confirmation of chuck hagel and john brennan he can force the white house to answer questions about how much president obama knew about the september 11th attack in benghazi. >> i want to know what our president did. what did he do as commander in chief. did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff that the country needs to know.
blunt, roger wicker, lindsey graham, susan murkowski, all these republican senators said before today they might vote no on chuck hagel but they wouldn't block a vote from the minority. they wouldn't filibuster. well, today when push came to shofr it was only susan collins and lisa murkowski who kept their word. all the others said that they wouldn't filibuster, that that would be wrong, and then they did it anyway. john mccain, roy blunt, roger wicker, lindsey graham all said they wouldn't do it, and then they did. senator graham for his part says he does not want his filibuster today to be thought of as a filibuster even though that's what it is. he said he prefers to think of what he did today as just blocking the nomination because he wants to use it as leverage to get more information out of the administration on the president's birth certificate. i'm sorry, i mean fast and furious. i'm sorry, i mean aliens in area 51. i'm sorry, i mean his theories about what happened in benghazi. what does nominee chuck hagel know about benghazi? precisely nothing. he has nothing to do with it.
looks, the worse these characters, inhofe, cruz, mccain, and lindsey graham, are determined to look. did you notice the smile on john boehner's face sitting up there behind the president during the state of the union? if you did, you're imagining things. so afraid of the hard hating right of republicans these days of every stripe, even boehner's scared to death of looking like he might like something barack obama had to say. to do that is to risk political death in these days. let's go at it. our guests are joy reid of the grio and michael steele, former chairman of the republican national committee. both are msnbc analysts and good ones. let's take a look at this. is this delay on the hagel vote about playing for time hoping new information comes out about them? "the new york times" reports today that anti-hagel groups are right now hoping for exactly that. quote, leaders of these groups said in interviews that they expected their efforts to include more phone calls urging conservative voters to tell their senators to vote no, new efforts to unearth embarrassing details from mr. hagel's
to keep guns out of the hands of felons. does lindsey graham want felons to have guns? does lindsey graham want people who are mentally incapable of possessing and owning guns to have guns? if not, then why doesn't he support a universal background check? he says the system's broken. well, fix it, senator graham. let's make sure that people in south carolina know, let's make sure people in columbia know, let's make sure people in greenville know that felons aren't going to be able to get guns illegally. i don't know why he's doing this. maybe he's listening to nra ceo wayne lapierre who's expanding his argument now not only against the sensible gun-control legislation he supported not so long ago, the universal background checks that now lindsey says he's against, but now he's against any reasonable gun safety legislation. this is what he writes in his op-ed in "the daily caller." "stand and fight. after hurricane sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists -- i never liked prohibition -- the prohibitionists see as their utopia. looters ran wild in south brooklyn. really?
push for gun legislation. the republican opposition it's running into. senator lindsey graham of south carolina is accusing the president of, quote, cheerleadering for new restrictions while overlooking big gaps in the way current laws are being enforced. >> my democratic colleagues want to expand the background check law to make us all feel that we're safer. my retort to my democratic friends is that you can't really feel safe by expanding a broken law. we talk a lot about new laws. we talk about the emotional aspects of gun violence. we don't seem to be doing very much in the real world to make it -- to deter people. >> well, i mean, if the law is broken, lindsey, then fix it. it's very easy. the law is broken, so you do nothing to it? again, there are no good arguments against universal background checks to keep guns out of the hands of felons. does lindsey graham want felons to have guns? does lindsey graham want people who are mentally incapable of possessing and owning guns to have guns? if not, then why doesn't he support a universal background check? he says the system's broken
to give you a yes or no answer on a lot >> warner: on sunday, republican senator lindsey graham said he would put a hold on hagel and on john brennas nonati as c.i.a. director, until he gets more answers from the white house about the september attack in benghazi, libya. in a statement today, white house spokesman josh earnest reaffirmed president obama's support for hagel. and said: late today, reid forced a vote on breaking the fillibuster. the current defense secretary leon panetta who'd been due to leave his post today has said he will stay on until his successor is confirmed. and, at a ceremony honoring for and late today the president said it was unfortunate to have politics intrude while he's still presiding over a war in afghanistan. to help us understand the implications, the politics and what's next, we turn to pentagon reporter mark thompson of "time" magazine. and todd zwillich of public radio international's "the takeaway." welcome ckgelemen,odd, begin with you. decode for us what happened today. i mean, the republicans told harry reid they had the votes to block the nomina
, i would be sick to my stomach. >> republican lindsey graham declared on twitter the president, quote, has to announce for his leadership on benghazi after panetta and general martin dempsey testified, they spoke to the president only once during the eight-hour attack. >> one time. >> right. >> you talked to him how many times? >> the same one time. >> graham and his republican colleagues repeatedly pressed panetta on why there was no direct follow up with mr. obama after they met in the oval office. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states never called you, secretary penta, and said how is it going? >> normally in these situations -- >> did he know the level of threat? >> let me wa finish the answer. we -- we were deploying the forces. he was being kept up to date. >> i hate to interrupt you but we've got limited time. we didn't deploy any forces. >> the white house has said little about what the president did do on the night of september 11th besides releasing this official photo. today the administration tried to shoot down any notion that the president was chec
lead to benghazi. senator lindsey graham and fellow senate republicans are blocking a confirmation vote on chuck hagel as secretary of defense until the white house provides more information on something that has nothing to do with chuck hagel. >> i am going to fight the idea of jamming somebody through until we get answers about what the president did personally when it came to the benghazi debacle. >> just to be clear, according to senator lindsey graham, a 38-day confirmation process is the ekwifl ens of jamming somebody through. hagel's confirmation was approved by the senate armed services committee on tuesday along party lines, but yesterday republicans blocked an up or down simple majority vote planned by harry reid, so tomorrow the majority leader has scheduled a cloture vote, or if we go to the rule video, the only procedure by which the senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter and thereby overcome a filibuster. the procedure requires 60 votes, so now democrats will need support from 60 senators just to overcome the filibuster and schedul
. in a challenge to the white house, senator lindsey graham is vowing to hold up the nominations of chuck hagel to lead the pentagon and john brennan the c.i.a. and the incredible shrinking automobile: lucy craft in tokyo test-drives a new generation of microcar. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. the worst winter storm of the season has moved on. but the state of emergency has not. in six northeastern states, here is the latest tonight. the blizzard's death toll stands at 11. 357,000 customers remain without power. 40 million people across the region were affected. the storm dropped record or near record amounts of snow in many locations, with hamden connecticut, recording the single biggest total of all, 40 inches of snow. that's where manual bojorquez is
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